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Lectures & Conversations
The Presidents: George Washington
David M. Rubenstein Presidents Series
Joanne Freeman, Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Mon, April 9th, 2018 | 8:00 pm | 35 and under $10
(Members $24)


Joanne Freeman—co-host of the podcast BackStory—joins CNN Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley for a journey into George Washington’s America, uncovering the challenges of a young nation’s developing democracy and revealing the cast of characters—including Alexander Hamilton—who founded the nation.

Joanne Freeman is professor of history and American studies at Yale University and the author of the forthcoming book The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a bestselling author and serves as Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and for CNN.

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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